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Review: Error 32 - PC n' Roll
Error 32
PC n' Roll

Label: Independent
Year released: 2013
Duration: 21:06
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: August 16, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (5 Votes)

With a band name that gives absolutely no clue as to what kind of music to expect, one-man band Error 32 springs from the mind of Italian guitarist Alex Rossi (who is also in Eleim). If you guessed Error 32 played full-on Motörhead worship, you're more clairvoyant than I am.

Right from the beginning of the opening track, "Fast n' Wild," the Motörhead influence is as obvious as a 2x4 to the face. The songs are short, with "Fast n' Wild" the longest at 3:36, and they are full of wild, gruff vocals, fuzzy guitars and bass lines that function as the rhythm guitar. Three songs in, Error 32 gives us a decent cover of Motörhead's "Iron Fist" then, to wash away any lingering doubts you might have about his adoration of all things Ian Kilmister, we get the spoken word "Lemmy Is not as Old as He Looks in TV," where Rossi claims to be the new Lemmy. This leads into the albums title track, which features a classic, "Overkill"-inspired bass riff. PC n' Roll closes with a cover of Iron Maiden's "Wrathchild" because, why not? Actually, when you think about it, a lot of that early Di'Anno Maiden material was closer to Motörhead's punk-influenced style than the later Traditional Metal of Number of the Beast and so on.

If you don't like Motörhead, you'll want to skip PC n' Roll but if you like the early, punky side of the NWOBHM, it's worth a listen.

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